About – Central Alberta Regional Consortium
As an advocate for quality Professional Development, CARC works to facilitate and support, through collaborative networks, the learning opportunities for all individuals and groups having an impact on student learning in Central Alberta.
- Facilitate Professional Development which supports the effective implementation of: the Alberta Education Business plan, Jurisdiction and School Education plans and Regional School Council plans.
- Facilitate Professional Development which supports the effective implementation of curricula, including instruction, assessment and student learning outcomes.
- Coordinate, broker and act as a center to assist stakeholders’ access to available Professional Development resources.
- Deliver Professional Development based on the identified and emerging needs of educational stakeholders.
- Promote and support the development of Professional Development leadership capacity.
- Provide stakeholders with access to Professional Development at a reasonable cost.
We plan learning opportunities based on advice from the region we serve, most often received from advisory committees and participant feedback from sessions. We also rely on the professional literature and provincial knowledge about effective Professional Development and curriculum implementation. Provincial resources that guide our work include:
- Curriculum Implementation Beliefs
- Guide to Comprehensive PD Planning
- A Guide to Support Implementation: Essential Conditions
For more information, please contact the Executive Director
CARC is governed by the Board of Directors from the College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS).
The Board is responsible for the governance of the Central Alberta Regional Consortium. Each year, the Board provides the Minister of Learning with an Annual Report outlining its achievements.
CASS Board of Directors: https://www.cass.ab.ca/board_of_directors
CARC Executive Director – Patrick Bohnet
Patrick brings more than 30 years of experience in education as a Teacher, Principal and Professional Development Consultant, including more than five years with CARC as the Curriculum Implementation Support Consultant. He has a Master of Education in Educational Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Education Technology.
Meeting the professional learning needs of jurisdictions and all education stakeholders in Zone has been our biggest priority. Collaboration and relationships within Zone 4 has helped to provide an extensive and ongoing menu of quality professional learning.